Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day

At Caterpillar Valley, the Somme, France:
New Zealand Rifleman 12238 New Zealand Rifle Brigade, October 3rd, 1916. Age: 25

My great uncle George emigrated from Ireland to New Zealand in the 1910s. With his brother Robert, he joined the New Zealand infantry and went to fight in France against the Germans during the First World War. Robert survived the war, and moved to New York City. George was killed at the Somme, on October 3rd, 1916.